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Morning Leeds-in for 20 July: York City friendly a chance for the youth to shine

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Leeds drew 1-1 with National League North York City in a friendly played at Bootham Crescent yesterday. And yes, the result wasn’t ideal, but it’s preseason, right?

The squad looks a little thin at the moment, but at least this preseason match gave some of the younger players a chance to shine. Sam Dalby scored and Hugo Diaz looked comfortable in a back three with the ball at his feet.

For the non-youth players that got a chance to play, Mateusz Klich was one of the stand-out performers, as was Lewis Baker, but that was to be expected. Tom Pearce showed why his best position might be as a wing-back rather than as a fullback, and we got a look at Laurens De Bock playing as a central defender.

Marcelo Bielsa probably got a good idea of what U23s can make the step up to the first team this season, and that’s all that matters in preseason.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

A look at which strikers Leeds have targeted this summer. [Through It All Together]

Player ratings for the friendly against York City. [Through It All Together]

Recap of the York City match. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Gary Neville, owner of Salford City, and the owner of Accrington Stanley are arguing on Twitter about money or football or something. []

Everton fans are frustrated with the lack of signings as the club struggles to reduce their bloated squad. Sound familiar, Leeds fans? [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Should AC Milan let Leonardo Bonucci go to PSG for €40 million? [AC Milan Offside]

The second division in Mexico now has nine, rather than six, out of 15 teams eligible for promotion. [FMF State of Mind]

Juan Carlos Osorio will likely reject a contract extension that would keep him as manager of the Mexican National Team. [FMF State of Mind]

The Philadelphia Union beat Orlando City 1-0 to head to the US Open Cup semifinals. [Brotherly Game]